Here, in the eagerly awaited sequel to David Eddings’ bestselling The Belgariad, is the first book of The Malloreon, an epic quest across strange lands and. The Malloreon, Vol. 1 (Books ): Guardians of the West, King of the Murgos, Demon Lord of Karanda [David Eddings] on *FREE* shipping on. At the end of The Belgariad, Garion has slain the evil god Torak and believes that he may expect lasting peace. The first half of the book concentrates on the first.
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Preview — Guardians of the West by David Eddings. Garion has slain the evil God Torak and been crowned King of Riva.
Guardians of the West
The Prophecy was fulfilled—or so it seemed. Then suddenly the Voice of Prophecy cried out a warning: But Garion discovered hints in a previously obscured part of the Mrin Codex. Worse, he learned that the Dark Prophecy was still waging its ancient struggle against the Prophecy of Light. Again, great evil was brewing in the East.
And again, Garion found himself a pawn, caught between the two ancient Prophecies, with the fate of the world somehow resting on him. Mass Market Paperbackpages. Published Davir by Del Rey Books first published To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
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The Malloreon, Vol. 1: Guardians of the West / King of the Murgos / Demon Lord of Karanda
Be the first to ask a question about Guardians of the West. Lists with This Book. Feb 22, MrsJoseph rated it liked it Shelves: This is really a 3. And it’s mostly a lot of milling around before the quest actually gets started. As per usual, I have to ignore the implications of the casual and mildish misogyny. No matter the issues I have with this series – THIS is the series and the Belgariad that get my reading mojo going every time.
May 23, Eric rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Those that liked the Belgariad. Like most sequels, The Mallorean is not as good as its predecessor. But, also like most sequels, it is nice to catch up with the familiar characters you fell in love with in the original. Although the story-line is similar to the first series to the point that the protagonist points it out at one point in conversationthe adventure is still just as much fun. Anyone that loved the first series The Belgariad will find this series a worthwhile read.
Mar 11, Sotiris Karaiskos rated it really liked it Shelves: After the pentalogy of Belgariad David Eddings returns to his imaginary world for the beginning of another epic story. The question I was worried about when I started reading is, of course, what is left to be done from here in our story. In this cases there is always the fear that the author will look for the easy solution of repetition and recycling of the same ideas, unable to find original. Initially it seemed that fear to be confirmed since the beginning of this story is much like the begini After the pentalogy of Belgariad David Eddings returns to his imaginary world for the beginning of another epic story.
Guarfians it seemed that fear to be confirmed since the beginning of this story is much like the begining of the prior, as it is about a child growing up on a farm away from the dangers that may threaten his existence but then the story goes on other paths and to the worries that concern our heroes that have grown up. What dominates the whole book is, of course, the humorous writing that we have encountered in the author’s previous books. The evolution of the plot allows him to make the most of his sense of humor.
The main issue in the first half is the difficulties of married life and the difficulty of governing a Kingdom. The first issue leads us to extremely witty dialogues about gender relations and various humorous episodes, which mainly concern our beloved couple of Garion and Ce’Nedra. Their relationship, of course, is tested but with the help of their good friends and with the maturation of time they somehow manage make up.
The second issue again leads to humorous episodes and interesting dialogues as the Garion faces the stubbornness and aspirations of the his most powerful subjects and forced to find imaginative solutions to be able to bring things to a balance and still find time for his beloved so that she does not feel neglected.
All that are good but I admit that from some point on all this humorous mood becomes a bit tedious, fortunately, however, things after the middle are getting more serious. A new threat emerges outside of Garion’s realm, while dark forces inside it bring even more disturbance. At the same time prophecies appear to be fulfilled and others appear to speak about a great conflict between good and evil.
The facts come one after another and sometimes one comes inconflict with the other leading our heroes to right and wrong paths, while this unspecified threat, this new enemy that they must face make his move and brings great guarians thus creating the guarddians for an extremely interesting story that continues in tye next books. In a few words, this story starts quite relaxed, I would say very peacefully, but it continues very vigorously, and in the end the intensity reaches its peak in an action-packed finale.
So we start very well, we meet our beloved heroes again and wait for the rest of the series to live up to the expectations of this very interesting first book. It was so fun to be back in this world, to see all the characters we knew and loved, all grown up. It was so dabid to see the friendships rekindle, years after the events in the Belgariad. This instalment seemed more lighthearted and fluffy than oof original series, and over all more simple to follow, especially since we now know more about the world and the wext 4.
This instalment seemed more lighthearted and fluffy than the original series, and over all more simple to follow, especially since we now know more about the world and the different cultures and people.
Thankyou David Eddings for letting me see some of my favourite characters again. A lot happened in this book, I mean a lot!!!!! We see Errand, Polgara, Durnik and Belgarath back in the Vale living their little lives in a cottage. Spending the seasons tending to their crops and Durnik building fun little playgrounds for Errand to play on.
And Garion and Ce’Nedra in the West!!! OMG Ce’Nedra was adorable, she still had her little spunk in her that made me absolutely fall in guarians with her during the Belgariad. That whole chase after him was ridiculous, the squad the Belgariad was eddinbs the case, tracking down the Bear-Cult. But then when we think everything is going to end well, we find out the baby was taken by to damn snake people!!!
Can’t wait to read book two!!!! Mar 07, Emily eddinfs it it was ok. I loved it so much I read them probably every couple years until 2 of the books literally fell apart.
I wholeheartedly recommend them as an easy, fun intro-to-high-fantasy series. And Eddings still has some of the funny left.
Guardians Of The West by David Eddings book review
For someone who loves these characters, this aspect is very upsetting. Tons of realm-hopping–it was very jarring since travel used to be more spread out. Tons of recycled lines, description, jokes, plot lines. At this point, I’ve read enough to keep going, but there were many times I wanted to put down the book.
This series seemed like such a hollow money grab, but at the same time I have a lot of edidngs memories of the original series so I’m going to keep trudging along like a good Sendarian rutabaga farmer. Mar 01, Jane Jago rated it really liked it. You’ll have to wait until I’m at the end for a proper review. Why is Garion so nice? Why do I want to slap Polgara?
The way I loved the Belgariad. But guagdians are 4 books to go so I’ll comment when I’m done with the series. Jan 31, Jonel Boyko rated it really liked it. How does one describe fantasy? Hints of the medieval with a dash of something magical and an epic adventure that will take you to the ends of the earth.
Eddings definitely embodies that with this series launch. He had me captivated from cover to cover. The variety of different lands that we visit and peoples we meet are all equally well developed guardias easy to get to know. These lands come to life in a vivid manner that is the perfect backdrop for this epic tale. This novel is character intensive t How does one describe fantasy? This novel is character intensive throughout, especially at the beginning as we get into the story proper.
The characters davud this novel are a lot of fun.
Guardians of the West (The Malloreon, #1) by David Eddings
They had me laughing left, right and centre while taking me on an epic adventure. Edvings love how guardoans each of these individuals was. I enjoyed my time with each of them, well, most of them anyways. Her whininess kind of ruined the story for me edding times.
Conversely, Silk was absolutely priceless. Every time that he walked onto the page I knew that something amazing was going to happen. I absolutely loved getting back with the characters from the Belgariad, yet this novel is set up so that readers can easily dive into this spin off from here.
View all 3 comments. Dec 22, Narilka rated it really liked it Shelves: I thoroughly enjoyed the start of this series reread. I sure have missed these characters.